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Ali Khaled
Ali Khaled

Ali Khaled was formerly an Editor at Dubai-based daily 7DAYS; news editor, opinion desk editor and writer, and senior sports columnist at The National; and occasional analyst for Abu Dhabi Sports. He currently contributes to Newsweek Middle East as well as other publications and websites in the region, and is involved in an upcoming documentary that relives the UAE football team's journey to the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Twitter: @AliKhaled_
 

COLUMNISTS
Ali Khaled
Ali Khaled

Ali Khaled was formerly an Editor at Dubai-based daily 7DAYS; news editor, opinion desk editor and writer, and senior sports columnist at The National; and occasional analyst for Abu Dhabi Sports. He currently contributes to Newsweek Middle East as well as other publications and websites in the region, and is involved in an upcoming documentary that relives the UAE football team's journey to the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Twitter: @AliKhaled_
 

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